Among the industrious and thrifty men who are laboring to develop the reservation country we are constrained to mention the subject of this article. Mr. Setlow is a man of good habits and principles, has shown skill and wisdom in his labors and has won the esteem of his fellows. His farm is located five miles southeast from Peck, consists of a quarter section, provided with good buildings, a seven room residence and a good orchard. He and his wife are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and he is a staunch supporter of his faith.

Andrew Setlow was born in the central part of Sweden, on February 24, 1856, being the son of Erick and Anna B. Setlow, also natives of that country. He was educated there, learned the carpenter trade, and also received training in the regular army of Sweden. In 1881 he determined to try the United States and soon was in New York, whence he went to Pepin County, Wisconsin, and then to St. Paul, Minneapolis and Brainard, Minnesota, where he labored for two years and then returned to Sweden with the intention of settling there. But two years in this country spoiled life there and so he returned to Minnesota and wrought at his trade in different places.

In the fall of 1886, at St. Paul, he married Miss Bertha Bolander, a native of Sweden, but an immigrant to the United States in 1882. To this happy union there have been born five children, Mabel R., Albert B., Nellie G., John C. and Charles R. In 1891 Mr. Setlow came with his family to Moscow and there followed his trade and built him a home. In 1894 he went to Boulder creek and four years later he came to his present place, which he purchased.

Since that time Mr. Setlow has been known as one of the substantial men and public minded citizens of this section and he stands well today.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903